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Factors Driving California Housing Costs

The Commission is reviewing the underlying causes of California’s high cost of housing, attempting to determine the driving factors behind rising costs and to identify whether those factors are ... [more]

Voting Equipment Security

The Commission is reviewing the security of California’s voting systems. This study will focus on questions such as how the state can develop training and best practices for elections officials, how we can test voting equipment in real-world conditions, and how we can conduct audits to reduce human mistakes in the voting process. This study builds on the Commission’s 2019 letter to the Governor and Legislature that posed questions ... [more]

COVID-19 Impact on Housing

The Little Hoover Commission is examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on California’s homeowners, landlords, housing stock, and housing prices. California is facing its deepest economic ... [more]

Police Training

The Little Hoover Commission is examining the development of training standards for California’s law enforcement community.  Lawmakers established the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and... [more]

Long-Term Economic Impacts of COVID-19

The Little Hoover Commission is examining the long-term structural changes and challenges that the California economy will face over the next few years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [more]